Musty Baby Armpits
Body odor typically does not occur until a child begins puberty which is considered early if it happens before a child reaches 8 years old.
Musty baby armpits. About two days a week my babys underarms are musty. Most of the time its totally normal for your babys body to have odors some pleasant and some not. Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell. Musty odor phenylketonuria pku is a congenital metabolic disorder that causes your babys body to emit a musty odor.
Untreated pku can cause major health and developmental problems. Commonly known as body odor bo and technically as bromhidrosis malodorous armpits. If left untreated babies may develop neurological dysfunction and other neurological problems such as seizures. I believe it all started when my older girls allowed her to put deodorant on of course without me knowing.
If your baby smells musty and tested positive for phenylketonuria a doctor will need to be involved with treatment. Now i dont know what to do. If you dont dry your little babys armpits really really well this can happen. In some toddlers armpit odor may be due to the colonization of certain bacterial strains momjunction here tells you all about body odor in toddlers.
It could be a touch of thrush as well if it looks a little pinkish in the crease or creamy where the skin is rubbing. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. If you even do it for once a day then also it will be of immense use. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower.
If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a. I put powder under there but the fact that her underarms are smelly. Apply lemon juice on their armpits pouring some small amount of lemon juice on cotton ball and dabbing it on your childs armpits also helps himher to get rid of pungent body odors. Milky might be a good description for it says lynnette mazur a professor of pediatrics at the.
But body odor in places such as the armpits in your toddler could be a probable signal of an underlying illness. Malodorous menu children who consume smelly foods such as garlic onions or curry may develop body odor when these strong smelling foods seep through their pores.